Starting a green house


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I am building an attached green house to my garage. It will have a cement slab with drains a covered roof and windows on three sides. I live in the mountains outside of Denver and have been having a hard time finding information to get going? I am interested in finding out about grow lights, exhaust fans, watering system and humidification for an area 9 1/2 feet by 11 1/2 feet. My plan is to grow herbs, tomatoes, and vegetables year round. Any information on lights, fans, watering system and humidification would be greatly appreciated for this beginner.
 
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Welcome to the forum. I'm not familiar with your climate but I would think temperature contol will be one of your biggest concerns if you want to grow year round.
 
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I have never found one central place for all of this information. It takes a lot of research, and every greenhouse is different, and every greenhouse owner has their own "spin" on how to do things. I have had my greenhouse for about 2 years now, and I have come to realize it is a real learning process that you have to go through, learning from resources, learning from others, and learning from trial and error. May I suggest a Google search for XXXXXX considerations in a greenhouse...where the XXXXX gets replaced with air circulation....heating..., etc. Your questions are too generalized to answer in a reply post, but if you have specific questions, ask away!
 
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Ok here is my suggestion. Identify the plant requirements versus your greenhouse's cultural environment and define what it's going to take to make your greenhouse's environment like what the plant requires, or something close. Do what you did by breaking it down to parts, heat, moisture, humidity, ventilation and sort it out. You might find all you want to grow may not be compatible at the same time.

Your going to grow X and it is going to take X number of days (90).
Your will start the first batch on Jan 1 2018
Plant x requires average of 70 degrees
What type of heating will it take to keep your 100 square feet 70 degrees during those particular 90 days..
What is feasible or what might not be as far as Gas or Electric
Start reviewing options
http://www.greenhousemegastore.com/category/greenhouse-heating
Keep you ideas and options open
https://www.homedepot.com/p/1500-Watt-Electric-Oil-Filled-Radiant-Portable-Heater-Grey-HD904-A7Q/205210318?MERCH=REC-_-categorylevel2horizontal1_rr-_-NA-_-205210318-_-N

Your going to grow X and it is going to take X number of days (90).
Your will start the first batch on Jan 1 2018
Plant x requires average of X amount of water per hour, day...
To deliver X amount an hour, day... I need it to do what (spray, sprinkle, mist) x number of times,,,

Be resourceful, some basic off cheap off the shelf stuff can be helpful.
https://www.homedepot.com/b/Outdoors-Garden-Center-Watering-Irrigation-Sprinkler-Timers/N-5yc1vZc63j/Ntk-all/Ntt-hose+end+timer?NCNI-5

Read up. Try Stuff even little stuff. You have something you could put on drip? Do that and when you get your greenhouse you will know a little more about drip irrigation.

Get one of these in the greenhouse and keep an eye on it as you progress.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/AcuRite-Digital-Thermometer-with-Indoor-Outdoor-Temperature-02059M/206877160
 
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